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State awards $1.2 million for anti-gang center in North Richland Hills (North Richland Hills, TX): North Richland Hills will be at the forefront of a renewed effort to combat a resurgent gang problem in Texas. The city picked up a $1.2 million grant from the state Criminal Justice Division to fund the North Texas Anti-Gang Center, which will focus on gang activity in an 11-county region.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 25, 2015
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Gangs task force documents 110 youth gang members in Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): Since the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deployed a gangs task force in October 2014, the department says it has identified approximately 110 juveniles who are either gang members or associated with gangs in the county. There are 1,113 total documented gang members in 88 different gangs in Montgomery County, according to the department’s findings.
Source: The Woodlands Villager    Date: February 25, 2015
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Sheriff’s Office: 110 youth gang members documented in Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): Since the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deployed a gangs task force in October 2014, the department says it has identified approximately 110 juveniles who are either gang members or associated with gangs in the county. There are 1,113 total documented gang members in 88 different gangs in Montgomery County, according to the department’s findings.
Source: The Courier    Date: February 20, 2015
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Houston police confront evolving gang threats (Houston, TX): Police have documented at least 300 gangs at work in the Houston area. These groups include everything from small neighborhood cliques to highly structured and organized gangs. When it comes to stopping gang-related crime police can't just make arrests, they have to confront an entire way of life that for some starts as early as middle school.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: February 18, 2015
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More than 1 million youth in U.S. gangs, Texas study contends (Huntsville, TX): There are more than 1 million gang members who are 17 years of age and younger in the United States, contends a new joint study by Sam Houston State University and Arizona State University. That total is more than three times the estimate by law-enforcement, it notes.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 17, 2015
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Man charged with murder in Arlington Martin student's death (Kennedale, TX): A lunch room argument. An agreement to fight after school.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: February 6, 2015
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16-Year-Old Arrested Following Gang Related Shooting in Big Spring (Big Spring, TX): One teen is behind bars aggravated assault charges following a gang related shooting in Big Spring on Thursday. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of Oriole where a 16-year-old was shot.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: February 6, 2015
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Member of notorious 'Texas 7' prison fugitive gang set to die Wednesday for officer's slaying (Huntsville, TX): A member of a notorious gang that escaped from a Texas prison is scheduled for execution this week for killing a suburban Dallas police officer as the seven fugitives held up a sporting good store more than 14 years ago.
Source: FOX News    Date: February 3, 2015
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Yates students protest in 'Selma'-inspired walkout (Houston, TX): At least six students will be punished for taking part in a walkout Thursday at Jack Yates Senior High School, held in protest to perceived crime and gang threats at the school.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 29, 2015
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Jury sentences Missouri City gangster to 50 years in prison (Missouri City, TX): A jury sentenced Joshua Jacob Patterson to 50 years in prison on January 21, 2015 for Murder a week after convicting him of the same. The 25-year-old Missouri City man was charged with the 2010 murder after an intense investigation by the Tri-City Special Crimes Unit.
Source: Your Houston News    Date: January 22, 2015
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Four men in gang-related sex trafficking case found guilty by jury in U.S. District Court (El Paso, TX): Four men, including a former El Paso County juvenile probation officer, on trial in a sex-trafficking case were found guilty on Friday in federal court.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 16, 2015
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No verdict reached in sex-trafficking ring case (El Paso County, TX): Jurors were to continue deliberations Thursday in the trial of four men, including a former El Paso County juvenile probation officer, charged with running a sex-trafficking ring.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 14, 2015
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Power struggle in Barrio Azteca gang led to Socorro double slayings (El Paso, TX): A Barrio Azteca member allegedly killed two men near a Socorro canal during a struggle for power within the violent gang, state prosecutors told jurors Tuesday.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 6, 2015
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Police Nab Latin King in Edcouch (Edcouch, TX): Police arrested an alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang in Edcouch. The suspect, Rogelio Ramos, 19, was arrested on New Year’s Day at an apartment complex after he allegedly attacked two people with a knife.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: January 2, 2015
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MS-13 Gang Member Entered US Illegally, Caught 90 Miles into Texas (Brooks County, TX): A member of the violent MS-13 gang was captured approximately 90 miles into Texas after illegally crossing the porous U.S. border with Mexico. The arrest was made by a volunteer reserve deputy working together with U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Source: Breitbart    Date: December 20, 2014
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Safety Zone to restrict Surenos members (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur police have essentially ended the gang wars between the Surenos-13 and Nortenos-14 over the last five years. The leaders of the Nortenos — Spanish for northern — have racked up nearly 1,000 years in prison, and the rest have made sure to get out of the spotlight.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 15, 2014
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Taking the war on gang violence to court (Port Arthur, TX): A lone teenager, cigarette and cell phone in hand, sits on a porch in a rundown neighborhood south of Highway 73, toward the end of Ninth Avenue. As he stands up to go inside, his eyes reflect the red glow of a final drag before he flicks the finished cigarette into the yard. He lingers a moment, scanning his road for movement. If an outsider approaches, the teen knows what to do — assess the threat.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 14, 2014
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Jefferson County gang injunction targets the 'Soreno 13' gang (Port Arthur, TX): An gang injunction targeting the Sureno 13 gang was filed on December 11.
Source: KBTV Channel 4 News    Date: December 12, 2014
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Gang members face judge following Little Mexico raids (Hidalgo County, TX): Seven out of eleven alleged street gang members arrested in a series of raids faced a judge on Friday afternoon. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office said it was all part of a crac down on gang activity in the Little Mexico neighborhood just south of Alamo.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: December 12, 2014
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‘Leave the gang or go to jail’ (Beaumont, TX): Members of the Surenos-13 gang in Port Arthur will soon face heavy jail time for engaging in gang activity, even for actions that aren’t specifically illegal, like wearing gang colors and throwing up gang signs.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 10, 2014
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